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Five Haiku

Updated on February 22, 2013
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

Five Haiku

She is making love
He rolls over-
and rewinds the tape

The plants fornicate
honeybees acting as pimps-
a gossamer sweater

it costs fifty bucks
still the barista forgets
vanilla and foam

squirrel runs away
the eagle goes without lunch-
the hunter seasons fowl

monkeys throwing poop
screams of dirty jungle fights-
we remain silent





all rights reserved, copyright Justin W Price 2011

my poetry collection

Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY) CONSIDERS HIMSELF A POET FIRST AND FOREMOST BUT IS ALSO A SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHER AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION,DIGGING TO CHINA, WILL BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AS WELL AS YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK WILL ALSO BE FEATURED IN BEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, EFICTION HUMOR, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW AND THE BELLWETHER REVIEW. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS MANAGING EDITOR OF EHORROR MAGAZINE AND THE BRIDGEONLINE NEWSPAPER. HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS THE POETRY AND CORRESPONDENCE EDITOR FOR THE BELLWETHER REVIEW.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOST WRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, SCHNOODLE, SAUVEE AND BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH, HOWARD WOLOWITZ.

PLEASE VISIT HIS PROFILE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANKS!

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Ruchira. I appreciate that!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Loved it Justin. So authentic.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Brent. I'm glad you enjoyed this and, most of all, thanks for SHARING

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Very good and the first one made me laugh with that last line. It seems like the Haiku fashion is spreading, as I have come across more and more of these recently ... definitely a fun way to practice your writing skills.

      Voted up, awesome and SOCIALLY SHARED.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Debby, thanks. I write everyday, I just don't publish every day.

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      kidsnchocolate 5 years ago from Midwest, United States

      This was cute- I can't say naughty cause I have a great sense of humor. But this was awesome and with being tied up only in certain rooms of my house right now, (broken tailbone) definately made my day!!!

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Justin ~ You must be in one of your moods of creation. Very uniquely yours. Blessings, Debby

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Lady E. I'm glad you enjoyed these!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely and funny at the same time.

      Cheers.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      audrey, I'm actually working on expanding that into a longer poem. it's quite naughty.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Wonderful! Loved the plants and honeybees!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Linda, thanks. I really like Haiku because they force you to be concise. I don't like wordy poetry (I'm looking at you, Bill Shakespeare)

      Tiill, I'm glad you enjoyed these. Thanks for the comment and compliment!

      Susan, that was a fun one

      Ama, thanks!

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Texas

      interesting thoughts...

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My favorite one is the squirrel and eagle.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      As always well done. Each so very different and going in different directions! Each haiku makes you stop and think about what's going on. Loved them. Voted up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Justin! I enjoyed your Haikus! LOL! Rewinds the tape! Hahaha! Haikus are not as easy as they seem to fit 5-7-5 together are make the words work. I'm not an expert with them but they sure make the brain work!:)

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks frank. I'm glad you enjoyed it. great minds think alike. The first one is my favorite as well!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I read so many of these in the passed few weeks and yours are great too.. the first one FANTASTIC!!!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      HI Kavita! Thanks for commenting! I appreciate it!

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      Kavita Trivedi 5 years ago from London

      Great Haiku - very vivid and full of imagination

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Jay, thanks for the comment and the read. Much appreciated!

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      jravity1 5 years ago from bellevue, MI

      nicely put there guy

      your haiku's speak the truth sir

      interesting too.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Sunnie, thanks for reading. I just find Haiku to be a fun way to write and a great way to be concise and still be meaningful.

      Cyndi, I agree with you. Thanks and you're most welcome!

      Vinaya, that's my favorite, too. Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I loved this one:

      The plants fornicate

      honeybees acting as pimps-

      a gossamer sweater

      Nice work!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Haikus are great fun to write. Yours are well done. Very enjoyable. Glad you shared them.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      These are really great PDX!..I would say you have the Haiku bug! Great job!

      SUnnie

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Uban, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Funny and sweet to read. Great work!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Chris. Do you have any haikus I can read?

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      chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      I love having fun with haikus too! Great work :)

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Molo. I wrote these all ont he same day actually. Just having fun with Haikus :-)

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Wow what great selection of Haiku poems.

      Did these all come out at the same time or are they from different periods?

      That barista hey?

      And the tape guy. what a gent

      Impressive work voted uo

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